Change Your Mindset for Weight Loss Transformation

You may need to change your mindset to a positive mindset to start making progress to reach your fat loss, weight loss and transformation goals. An "I can and I will attitude" will lead you to success in changing your body.

The road to fitness and health can be full of setbacks and disappointments along the way.

You may need to change your attitude about weight loss in general. You have to burn fat if you want to drop pant or dress sizes for good. If you just lose weight, you will probably regain the weight because you haven’t changed your body’s composition (burn fat, build muscle) to lean and toned.

Even if you leaned out your body with hard work and clean eating, you have to keep it going.You will stay lean and toned with more hard work and good nutrition. Even though muscle never changes to fat, you can lose muscle mass and the fat cells will fill up even more (if you become inactive for too long).

It will help if you get your motivation right while setting realistic goals. And, be ready to make adjustments to your workout and eating habits. Most of all, be ready to make the commitment to a lifestyle of fitness.

How's your attitude and self-talk these days?

Dr. Kevin Elko, an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Psychology (CBP), states it this way:

“Those are real fancy words (CBP) that mean I learned how to help change the way people conduct conversations with themselves. Changing the way you talk to yourself can totally revolutionize your life, but learning to do it
can take some time and guidance.”

How badly do you want to achieve good health and a lean body?

Dr. David McClelland and his associates at Harvard University studied achievement motivation for over 20 years. They concluded that achievement motivated people have certain characteristics in common:

1. The capacity to set high (stretching) personal but obtainable goals.

2. The concern for personal achievement rather than the rewards of success.

3. The desire for job-relevant feedback (how well am I doing?) rather than for attitudinal feedback (how well do you like me?).

In my personal experience with clients, I find that those who embrace the process of transforming their bodies are ultimately successful. They get it done no matter how long it takes. And, they apply the feedback that I give them
without feeling as though they are failures.

Other types of motivation include:

1. Amotivation - You don't really have a reason to work out. Working out just happens to be the "flavor of month (January!!)" for you. Your workouts won't last long.

2. External Regulation - You're motivated to workout because other people like the way you look when you're in shape, but no internal motivation exist. How long do you think you'll be able to please people? Then what will motivate you?

3. Introjected Regulation - You feel bad about yourself when you don't workout. This is a type of motivation, but its based on negative motivations.

4. Identified Regulation - You workout because its good for your health and lifestyle. This is a very positive behavior and will lead to permanent lifestyle changes.

5. Intrinsic Motivation - You workout because you enjoy it! Probably the best motivation of all.

In my opinion, a combination of the motivations listed in numbers 3 through 5 lead to permanent lifestyle changes (with heavier weight attached to numbers 4 and 5) and help you achieve your long-term goals. You will have to persevere to change your body.

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About Mark


Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.